England and New Zealand played a highly competitive game of Test cricket in the first Test. It was the hosts who came out victorious from the battle. While the first test saw a batting collapse, the second one has been exciting for opposite reasons altogether. Now, the Nottingham county has thrown a healthy dose of excitement of their own by announcing that entry to the Trent Bridge Stadium for the fifth day of the test would be free!
A batting masterclass from both sides saw them create a monstrous first innings total. Having said that, the game now rests on the shoulders of bowlers. The second Test has already seen four-century knocks; two from New Zealand by Daryl Mitchell (190) and Tom Blundell (106) and two from England by Joe Root (176) and Ollie Pope (145). Currently, the second Test is heading towards an exciting culmination with the Kiwis having taken a lead of just 238 runs. England would be looking to end the Kiwi innings and mount a challenge at the target before the end of the day.
#ENGvNZ | Supporters can enjoy free entry for the fifth day between England and New Zealand tomorrow.
Tickets must be claimed before entry.
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— Nottinghamshire CCC (@TrentBridge) June 13, 2022
The Nottinghamshire Country announced the decision through a tweet that read, “The decision to permit free entry has been taken by Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club after a frankly thrilling four days sent the contest into its final chapter with all three results still possible.
The club hoped to encourage first-time visitors to watch the culmination of an exciting Test match, which could still go either way on the last day. Reiterating the same, the Club’s Twitter statement read, “We hope that this gesture will encourage first-time visitors to join long-standing supporters at Trent Bridge and we can’t wait to welcome you to our historic home.”
The club has asked fans to register for free access and has also encouraged them to make voluntary donations to the Trent Bridge Community Trust. Speaking of the game, New Zealand ended day four at 224-7 with Matt Henry (8) and Daryle Mitchell (32) on strike. Thus, the final day of the second Test promises to treat the fans with a lot of entertainment.